Top Hat - The Audience Response System


Do you want to know what your students are really thinking? This instructor workshop provides an orientation to the Top Hat audience response system.  Hardware and software requirements are described for classroom implementation of this response tracking technology. Pedagogical perspectives are also addressed.

In this workshop, you will create your instructor account on the Top Hat system, create a Top Hat “course”, explore adding interactive content to that course and look at different ways in which that content can be presented to your students. You will then experiment with poll responses to questions in sample formats such as yes/no, multiple choice and Click-on-Target answers.  You will examine the extended features of the Top Hat system, including attendance tracking, discussion groups and homework questions.Reference material for instructors includes the how-to information guide found on the ICT Website.

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In this workshop, participants will:

  • Interact in presentation delivery using Top Hat
  • Create a Top Hat “Course” and add additional instructors
  • Employ the Top Hat system to generate interactive content
  • Examine the procedure for adding students to their Top Hat course
  • Export polling information from the Top Hat grade book
  • Examine other interactivity options that the Top Hat system provides


  • Basic computer skills

Other Recommendations:

There are no additional recommendations with this course


1 hour Course

Registration Fees:

U of S Students: $0.00
U of S Faculty: $0.00
U of S Staff: $0.00

Required Software:

There is no required software for this course.


There are no additional resources for this course.

NOTE: Classes may have limited registration. If an offering is designated as 'Full', please email Training Services in order that we may accommodate your training needs. Due to last minute withdrawls, this class is subject to cancellation on short notice. A customized training solution may be offered in its place.

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